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New way to go to class

It was a usual Friday morning for freshmen in Jeff Peariso's Statistics class. They were working on the task assigned to them. But what was usual for them was unusual for anyone peeking into the classroom....more >>
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Let's hear it for the band!

The Oxford High School Wildcat Marching Band performed for the last time this season during the Band-O-Rama event held Nov....more >>
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Leonard students plant a tree

Leonard Elementary fourth and fifth graders took time away from their books last Tuesday to do the environment a little bit of good. On Nov. 1, students walked over to the Polly Ann Trailhead in Leonard and helped Leonard Village Manager Mike McDonald plant a Flowering Dogwood tree as part of the 2011 Go Green Youth Challenge....more >>
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OES goes on parade

Oxford Elementary School got into the halloween spirit during their annual parade on Monday, Oct. 31. Creative costume of the day goes to OES student Ben Fracker, dressed as the washing machine....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.